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Ski Family Weekend 2019

January 18-22, 2019 Canaan Valley Resort Davis, WV Ski Family Weekend was amazing, even with temps varying by 40 degrees during the 4-day Martin Luther King weekend. It was an amazing getaway for families with a child under 18 who’s on treatment or within 3 years of treatment, as well as bereaved families. It was a non-typical camp at the beautiful Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, WV, where skied, snowboarded, tubed, and ice-skated. A few folks even found time to snowshoe around the trails of the resort. So far, 2019 has been a year for changes here at Special Love, [...]

Fear not, more camp weekends are coming!

    Snow may be falling, but we're already planning for warmer weather - and camp!  Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for some fun this spring:       BRASS Weekend (March 11-13) - Siblings ages 7-16 are invited to join us at the Northern Virginia 4-H Center for three days of fun - just for BRothers And SiSters!  Get a sneak peek at this year's BRASS Camp theme, play games, make crafts, sing songs, and make friends!   Tidewater Family Weekend (March 18-20) is a chance for our Richmond/Norfolk area families to join us at camp, with games, classes, [...]

Spring has us Buzzing!

Now that the weather is warming up, Special Love is buzzing with activity - literally!  "Buzzing for Change" is just one of several Special Events that are coming up in the next couple months.  You can join the students at George Washington University's Kogan Plaza to get a haircut or just cheer on those who do!  You can also swing a golf club, buy a lucky number, attend Spring Weekend, and a host of other fun activities.  Click here for details.  

Camp Family

One of camp's most bittersweet moments is the time when we have to say goodbye to a camper who's passed out of eligability.  In order to make room for new campers facing the challenges and hardship of a new diagnosis we must turn away old friends who've finished their treatment and gone three years without relapse or recurrance.  We hate to see them leave but are glad to know that they can go.  Eligable to attend or not, however, they will aways be part of our camp family.

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